Charlotte, NC, May 31, 2011 – Winstead PC announces that Jon R. Mooney has joined the firm as a shareholder in the finance and banking practice group in the firm's Charlotte office. Mooney was previously associate general counsel at Bank of America N.A., serving in various leadership roles in the Global Commercial Bank. In that capacity, he served as legal head for several divisions, including Healthcare, Nonprofit and Government, Global Credit Products, Commercial Lending, and the Enterprise Client Coverage group at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, as well as general counsel for the Global Commercial Bank. Mooney also has extensive experience in bank regulatory and restructuring matters.
Through his various leadership positions, Mooney has developed a deep understanding of the needs and operations of a major financial services provider, which will provide Winstead and its clients with a unique perspective that is invaluable in today’s challenging legal and regulatory environment.
"The addition of Jon to Winstead's impressive finance and banking practice group will add even greater depth to the firm's client service capabilities," said Raymond Koloski, Winstead's managing shareholder of the Charlotte Office. "Jon is very well respected as an attorney in the financial services legal community, not only through his work in-house at Bank of America but also based on his prior nine years of private practice."
Prior to working at Bank of America, Mooney was a partner in the business group of a major national law firm, specializing in corporate and capital markets issues. He has over 15 years of experience serving clients in various matters related to financial services and he will enhance Winstead's business base in several new areas, including several outside of traditional lending. Mooney graduated magna cum laude from the Scholar's Program of Pennsylvania State University, and received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Winstead is among the largest business law firms in Texas and recently has expanded into Charlotte. Winstead attorneys and consultants serve as trusted advisors to mid-market and large businesses, providing a core range of legal services that are critical to their operation and success. From its well-known reputation in real estate and financial services to its corporate and high-stakes litigation practice, Winstead delivers practical knowledge and responsive service. Winstead has offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and The Woodlands, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. For detailed information about Winstead, visit www.winstead.com.